Down House in London

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It was at Down House that Charles Darwin worked on his scientific theories, and wrote ''On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection'', the book which both scandalised and revolutionised the Victorian world when it was published in 1859. Built in the early 18th century, the house remains much as it was when Darwin lived here. The rooms on the ground floor have been furnished to reflect the domestic life of the family and the first floor offers an interactive exhibition on his life, his
Price: £8.80, children £4.40, English Heritage members free
Hours: Feb-mid-Dec W-Su 11AM-4PM, additional hours in spring and summer
Address: Luxted Rd, Downe
Phone: +44 1689 859119